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  • 1. Law and the Supreme Court
  • 2. I. Structure of the Federal Judiciary
    • Federal Court Structure Over Time
    • 1. Judiciary Act of 1789
    • 2. Court of Appeals Act of 1891 (Evarts Act)
    • 3. Judge’s Bill of 1925
  • 3.
    • B. Dual Court System
    • 1. One State, One Federal
    • 2. Three Levels
    • 3. Procedure (trial/appellate)
    I. Structure of the Federal Judiciary
  • 4.  
  • 5.  
  • 6.
    • A. Judicial Review of Other Branches
    • 1. Marbury v. Madison (1803)
    • 2. Criticisms of Marbury
    II. Supreme Court Decision-Making
  • 7.
    • B. Decision-Making Process
    • 1. Writ of Certiorari
    • 2. Rule of Four
    • 3. Writ of Appeal
    II. Supreme Court Decision-Making
  • 8.
    • C. Hearing Cases
    • 1. Docket
    • 2. Court Caseload/Jurisdiction
    • a. Ex parte McCardle (1869)
    • 3. Proceeding Before the Court
        • a. Amicus Curiae
        • b. In forma Pauperis (IFP)
        • c. Writ of Habeas Corpus
    II. Supreme Court Decision-Making
  • 9. II. Supreme Court Decision-Making D. Decisional Process
    • 1. Cert. Pool
    • 2. Case Selection Criteria:
    • a. Solicitor General
    • b. Conflict Among Lower Cts.
    • c. Amici briefs
    • 3. Oral Argument
    • 4. Conference
    • 5. Opinion-Writing
    • a. Majority
    • b. Per Curiam
    • c. Plurality
    • d. Concurring
    • e. Dissenting
  • 10. II. Supreme Court Decision-Making
    • F. Locating the Law
    • 1. Reporters ( Vol.-Reporter-Page (date) )
    • a. U.S., S.Ct., L.Ed., U.S.L.W.
    • b. F.3d, F. Supp.
    • 2. Shepard’s Citations
    • 3. Statutes (U.S.C.A.)
    • 4. Administrative Regs.
    • 5. Law Review Articles
  • 11. II. Supreme Court Decision-Making F. The Justices